Monday, 02 Nov 2020
Diversifying your syllabus involves more than simply including diverse and Indigenous scholars and/or topics in your course materials. Rather, it recognizes that there are diverse perspectives of what constitutes reality and what constitutes knowledge within a discipline or in course content. Additionally, diversification recognizes that multiple realities exist and that knowledge should be owned and created by everyone.
Wednesday, 04 Nov 2020
Barb Wheelock from Story County Democrats and Judy Trumpy from Story County Republicans will discuss their experience with Braver Angels, an organization working on depolarizing America after the election. The conversation includes Q&A. Register to participate.
Thursday, 05 Nov 2020
Despite widespread efforts to increase access to and inclusion in STEM, minoritized students remain excluded from both STEM majors and STEM professions. The reasons for this are complex, but instructors can play an active role in disrupting these inequities.
=Whether conscious of it or not, instructors and students bring most of who they are to the learning environment, including their biases and stereotypes. Biases can emerge in the form of (micro)aggressions during class discussions, in student-student interactions during group or lab work, or interactions between students and instructors.
"White Mansions, Black Bodies: Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' and the New Age Slave Plantation," ISU associate professor of communications Novotny Lawrence. This lecture will discuss Jordan Peele's horror thriller "Get Out," demonstrating ways the director employs traditional filmmaking storytelling tropes to examine contemporary racial politics. Peele uses the cinema as a tool for social activism. A live Q&A will follow the lecture.
Friday, 06 Nov 2020
The unprecedented times we're experiencing now in education are illuminating inequities that must be addressed in innovative and systemic ways. The third White Privilege Symposium-Iowa will be held virtually to explore these issues, strategize with community, and build sustainable responses in our schools.
Thursday, 12 Nov 2020
Gloria J. Jeff, AICP, director of the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Metro District Livability Initiative, will discuss the current state of transportation planning and its challenges for the future, including issues of equity, community restoration and preservation, and planning with a view from the community. Sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning.
Friday, 13 Nov 2020
The initial impetus for seeking and finding community supports is much more than common sense. It stems from our very instincts for survival and deeply affects our ability to grow, accomplish and succeed. Meghan Bathgate returns for this happy hour to share her remarkable research on how much the acquisition of supports weigh in, when attempting to implement lasting change in individual and institutional teaching practices.
Thursday, 19 Nov 2020
Webinar, Black women & belongingness: An interrogation of STEM education as a white, patriarchal space
This interactive research presentation engages audience members with empirical data to deconstruct ideas of Black women's belongingness in STEM education as a white, patriarchal space. Statistics from recent National Science Foundation reports of advanced degrees in mathematical sciences are used along with Black women's narratives of experience in STEM majors as well as perceptions of instruction in introductory courses.